TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cellular-News: Friday 12th May 2006

Cellular-News: Friday 12th May 2006

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Fri, 12 May 2006 08:57:48 -0500

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[[ 3G ]]

DoCoMo, Microsoft To Form 3G Mobile Music Service

NTT DoCoMo and Microsoft said Thursday that they will team up to
provide mobile music services with DoCoMo's 3G handsets. ...

[[ Financial ]]

Moviles 1Q Net Profit +3.5% As LatAm Drives Operations

Spanish wireless operator Telefonica Moviles, Thursday said
first-quarter net profit rose 3.5%, with solid growth in Latin America
offsetting some weakness in its domestic operations. ...

Comcel to emit unknown amount of debt

Colombian mobile provider Comcel is planning to issue bonds and
securities, local paper Portafolio reported. ...

Deutsche Telekom Profit Rises 10% On Mobile, Asset Sale

Deutsche Telekom, Europe's largest phone company, on Thursday said
quarterly profit rose 9.7% on strong growth at its U.S. wireless unit
and an arbitrage payment from Celcom Malaysia. ...

PRESS: Telenor agrees to get cash, equity in Kyivstar deal

Norwegian telecommunication company Telenor has agreed to accept both
cash and equity for its stake in Ukraine's largest mobile operator
Kyivstar from Russia?s second largest mobile operator VimpelCom,
VimpelCom's shareholder Altimo and Kjell Morten ...

Russia's VimpelCom completes merger of StavTeleSot

Russia's second largest mobile operator VimpelCom has completed the
merger of its subsidiary in the Stavropol Region, StavTeleSot, with
its parent company, VimpelCom said Thursday. ...

Craig McCaw's Clearwire Files $400 Million IPO

Wi-Max services firm Clearwire, led by cellular trailblazer Craig
McCaw, on Thursday filed to raise up to US$400 million in an initial
public offering. ...

O2 End March User Base 32.79 Million, +16% Or 699,000 On Year

O2 Chairman & Chief Executive, Peter Erskine, said Friday that during
the first quarter "The strong momentum in all O2's businesses has been
maintained within the Telefonica Group. Across O2, now including the
Czech Republic, we added 699,000 mobile ...

[[ Handsets ]]

Russia's DIXIS buys Mobile retailer in Southern Federal District

Russian consumer electronics retailer DIXIS has bought Mobile cellular
handset retailer, which operates in the Southern Federal District,
DIXIS said in a press release Thursday. ...

[[ Legal ]]

RIM Says US Appeal Court Rules In Its Favor In InPro Suit

Research In Motion said the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal
Circuit on Thursday affirmed the finding of non-infringement of
U.S. Patent No. 6,523,079, which is held by InPro II Licensing,
S.a.r.l. ...

[[ Messaging ]]

RIM Announces Plans To Launch BlackBerry Service In China

Research In Motion (RIMM) Thursday said it will launch BlackBerry
service in China through China Mobile Communications Co. ...

[[ MVNO ]]

T-Mobile Executive Sees Increased Competition In UK Market

The head of Deutsche Telekom's mobile arm in the UK Thursday predicted
increased competition in the market as more 'virtual' operators
launch. ...

[[ Network Contracts ]]

Siemens Gets Wireless Technology Order From T-Mobile

Siemens said Thursday it has received an order from T-Mobile
International unit to expand its third-generation wireless technology
or W-CDMA networks in Germany and Austria. ...

[[ Regulatory ]]

AMX, TEM negotiate new mobile concessions

Regional mobile groups America Movil and Telefonica Moviles are
preparing to negotiate new concessions in Ecuador, where their current
contracts expire this year, news service Notimex reported. ...

Govt to change telecoms regulations, but "no nationalization"

Bolivia's government has announced plans to introduce a new regulatory
framework for the telecommunications sector, but does not plan to
nationalize any of the sector's companies, local daily El Diario
reported. ...

Committee approves bill for operators to inform users' balance

Brazil's congressional consumer protection committee has approved a
bill that would force mobile operators to keep prepaid users informed
of their account balance, according to a lower house bulletin. ...

European Regulators Come Out Against EU Roaming Plan

European telecommunications regulators Thursday criticized a European
Commission proposal to slash mobile phone roaming charges, in the
latest sign of growing opposition to the plan. ...

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